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Euphemism6 March 2012
'Euphemism' is a word or phrase that makes something sound better than it actually is. Euphemisms can be found in political speeches, advertsing campaigns or everyday conversation. For example, instead... more
Equivocationfree6 March 2012
Equivocation is when a word is used in two different senses in an argument. Take for example the following syllogism: A hamburger is better than nothing Nothing is better than good health Therefore... more
Direct speechfree6 March 2012
There are several ways to tell a story. Writers can choose to let the characters do all of the talking or they can summarize what their characters say for the reader. The first case is known as direct... more
Direct narration6 March 2012
Sometimes in works of fiction, the narrator seems to tell the reader what to think. Interpretations of the events and characters are made for the reader. Take for example this passage from Emma by Jane... more
Dialect6 March 2012
A dialect is a unique and distinguishable combination of vocabulary, pronunciation and syntax. Technically speaking from a linguistic perspective, the only difference between a language and a dialect... more
Crowdsourcing6 March 2012
In a 2006 Wired Magazine article, Jeffo Howe defined 'crowdsourcing' the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated employee and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group... more
Connotation6 March 2012
A word's connotation is the aura of emotion that is associated with the word through personal experience. It is the opposite of 'denotation', which is what a word literally stands for. For example, the... more
Conflict in advertising6 March 2012
Including a conflict situation in an ad helps sell a product or an idea. This advertising technique relies on the audience's interest in seeing the conflict resolved. If you think about how children... more
Coherence6 March 2012
Coherence describes the sytematic connection of ideas in a written piece. Coherence is achieved through the use of linking words and the integration of illustrations. Coherence is what helps an idea... more